It's final: Parks officially included in Texas Legends roster


Posted at Nov 14 2015 12:23 AM

Filipino-American player Bobby Ray Parks has made the final cut of the NBA D-League's Texas Legends.

Parks, a former UAAP Most Valuable Player, will be joining the Legends for its opening night lineup.

According to the Legends’ website, the 22-year-old was included in the roster together with three other draft picks, to join Brandon Ashley, Thomas Bropleh, Sherron Collins, Allen Durham, Tu Holloway, Justin Reynolds and Jamil Wilson.

Playing with the team is Indian giant, 7-footer Satnam Singh.

The Legends, meanwhile, waived George Beamon, forward Kevin Parrom, center Stan Simpson, guard Marcus Tarrance and guard Quardell Young.

Parks is trying to become the first homegrown Filipino player to make it to the NBA.

READ: Parks selected in NBA D-League Draft

He was not selected in the NBA Rookie Draft, and played only spot minutes for the Mavericks in the Summer League.

Parks, however, showed enough potential that the Legends selected him with their highest available draft pick.

"It's definitely a blessing," Parks said in an episode of “Beyond the Bounce.”

"I'm privileged to be in Dallas. I was glad I was able to make an impact in the organization, and they brought me back even if it's in the D-League."

Parks is the son of PBA legend Bobby Parks, a 7-time PBA Best Import.

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